June 30, 2015
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Andras Tozser (Homer H.S./Homer) and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were both honored, ranking among the top 3.3 percent of the more than 58,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this academic year.
Tozser received a Superior Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99 with at least 45 credits earned. He was a two-year member of the men’s soccer team and accumulated a 3.83 GPA while majoring in accounting.
This is the second year that Wildenstein has been honored. A two-year member of the women’s soccer team, she again earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Wildenstein graduated from TC3 in December with a GPA of 3.68 as a business administration major.
Lansing’s Kristin Dake will start her collegiate soccer career at TC3. The Most Outstanding Player in the 2014 NYSPHSAA Girls Class C State Championship game, Dake has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the Panthers this fall. She plans to study Sport Management.
TC3 Women’s Soccer Coach Robert Rice calls Dake a phenomenal all-around athlete that can handle high-pressure situations. “Kristin is a leader and a proven winner,” said Rice noting her versatility in the offensive game. “In addition to soccer skills, she has a great combination of being smart and relentless. She will never quit and she’s just the type of player that will help us make the next step.”
A conference all-star and two-time sectional champion, Kwinne Harris has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play with the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Harris was a Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) West all-conference selection as a senior while helping the Elmira Express to a second straight Section IV Class AA title.
"We're very excited to have Kwinne join our list of incoming freshmen," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She was a strong player on a very strong team with Coach Zach Sarno at Elmira. She's a proven winner, and I'm looking forward to coaching a player with the distinctive talents and work ethic that Kwinne possesses."
Two-sport standout Brittney Randall has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer and basketball for the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Randall has been honored as an I.A.C. all-star multiple times, including being named the 2014-15 I.A.C. North Large School Basketball MVP.
"Brittney is a special athlete and I look forward to seeing her in a Panther uniform," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She has proven to be willing to do whatever is in the best interest of the team, and her versatility makes her a valuable piece of our plans for the fall. With her skill set and work ethic, I expect her to step in and help us right away."
December 17, 2014
Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division III All-America team. Wildenstein was among the 24 players honored as All-Americans, being named to the second team as a forward.
Wildenstein, who also was named all-NJCAA Region III and all-Mid-State Athletic Conference, led TC3 in scoring with 12 goals. Combined with her four assists, she had a role in 40% of TC3’s goals. She also scored the game winner in four of the team’s seven wins, helping the Panthers advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals.
A member of the TC3 chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, Wildenstein is a business administration.
November 4, 12014
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer players have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region team. Sophomores Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) have been named to the first team; freshman Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) earned second-team honors. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.
Wildenstein, a forward, led the TC3 offense by playing a role in 16 of the team’s 40 goals this year. She was top on the team with 12 goals and scored at least one point in all seven of the team’s wins. The two-year starter also earned all-conference honors from the Mid-State Athletic Conference this year.
DeGraff anchored a TC3 defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed a single goal five other times. She scored two goals and had two assists, including a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ semifinal playoff game. DeGraff also earned all-conference honors this year, her second-straight season earning that recognition.
Blanchard was selected to the second team as a midfielder. She led the team with five assists and was third in total scoring with 15 points. She had a seven-point game in TC3’s win over Corning Community College, making her the first Panthers in four years to reach that mark in a single game.
TC3 finished the year with a record of 7-8-4. The Panthers advanced to the semifinal round of the Region III playoffs, getting eliminated on penalty kicks after playing to a tie. It was the second straight year the Panthers lost in the semifinal rounds, and the tenth straight year TC3 made it into the playoffs. This also marks the tenth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team, and the ninth time during that span with multiple selections.
Just days after advancing in dramatic fashion in the opening round of the 2014 NJCAA Region III women’s soccer playoffs, the #12-seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers came oh-so-close to pulling off another upset. TC3 took #4 Hudson Valley Community College to the limit, tying at 2-2 after double-overtime before being eliminated in penalty kicks. TC3 ends the season in the Region III-A semifinal round while Hudson Valley advances to take on top-seed Herkimer College in the Region III-A championship game, being played Saturday at TC3.
Tuesday’s game was a rematch of the season-opener, won by Hudson Valley by a final of 2-0. In the season opener, the Panthers struggled to keep up with the deeper Vikings. This time around, TC3 again had a much shorter bench, but the action on the field was very even. In the first half, the Vikings scored in the 24th minute, but TC3 answered with a long goal on a free kick by Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game just three minutes later.
In the second half it was TC3 scoring first, with DeGraff playing another free kick, this time finding Danielle Wood (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) for a header to make the score 2-0 10 minutes after halftime. The lead held for nine minutes, when Hudson Valley answered. The 2-2 score held the final 24 minutes of regulation, and remained through both overtime periods, setting up the penalty kicks to determine which team would advance.
In the first round of penalty kicks, each team would find the four times, with each keeper making one save. It took until the sixth penalty kick, but Hudson Valley prevailed and remained alive in the regional playoffs.
TC3 keeper Emma Augustine (Ellenville H.S./Ellenville) had another strong game, turning away ten shots.
High School: Livingston Manor
Hometown: Livingston Manor
Major: Recreation: Exercise Studies
|5||Jami Sedlacek||F/M||Fr.||5-1||Livingston Manor/Livingston Manor|
|6||Hannah Wotherspoon||M||Fr.||5-4||Onteora/West Hurley|
|15||Toni Gray||M||Fr.||5-7||Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek|
|16||Brittany Richmond||D||Fr.||5-4||Red Creek/Red Creek|
|19||Taylor Liebowitz||F||So.||5-5||Emmaus/Allentown, Penn.|
|22||Shelby Goodrich||M/F||So.||5-4||Minisink Valley/Otisville|
MSAC (1-3-2), Region III (6-8-4)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
9 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
10 (vs. Columbia-Greene CC, 9/24/06)
10 (at Finger Lakes CC, 9/20/06)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 10/15/06)
7 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
10 Stephanie Hodgson (5g, 9/20/98)
8 Courtney Henry (4g, 9/23/09)
8 Courtney Henry (3g, 2a, 9/18/09)
8 Laura Thomas (4g, 10/20/02)
55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)
84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)
25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
4 Chenoa Shields (9/20/98)
3 Kim Natoli (10/7/07)
3 Heather Kowalczyk (9/20/06)
3 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (9/26/98)
3 Chenoa Shields (9/17/98)
15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)
20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)
0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)
0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
6 Samijo Scheer (2010)
6 Casey Ebeling (2006)
6 Kelly Ryan (1998)
14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (vs. Erie CC, 10/18/08)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC (NJCAA), 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
1, Several times (-)
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)
Total All-American Players
Coach Rice took over as head coach for the 2012 season after serving as the women's assistant for two years and men's assistant for four years. During his time with the TC3 soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season while sporting a combined record of 87-55-6. In 2013 the Panthers advanced to the Region III semifinal while finishing the year with a record of 10-5-1.
In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the TC3 softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as TC3's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.
Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.
Contact: rdr@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496
Coach Munson returns for his third year as a part of Coach Rice's staff. An enthusiastic teacher, he has been passionate about soccer since his own playing days at Lansing High and TC3. While a Panther he was an all-region performer on TC3's nationally-ranked regional semifinalist team in 2005. He uses this experience and his knowledge of the game to work with Coach Rice to bring the best out of the team and provide a positive learning experience.
A former standout player for the Panthers, McCarthy returns to TC3 on the sidelines for 2014. A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, McCarthy was one of the top defenders in the nation. She helped the Panthers climb into the national top ten, peaking at 7th her sophomore year. After TC3 she went on to play at SUNY Oswego.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer season came to a frustrating end Tuesday. Playing in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region III-B playoffs, the Panthers lost at SUNY Delhi, 4-1. TC3 lost despite out-shooting Delhi by a 14-6 margin. TC3, the #3-seed, ends the year with a record of 10-5-1. The #2-seed Broncos advance to the Region III-B championship game Saturday.
The game started on an ominous note, with TC3 starting goal keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) being taken out by a Delhi player early in the first half. Delhi scored on the play to lead 1-0, but more importantly, Kern had to be removed from the game to receive medical treatment. While TC3 misfired on numerous chances, Delhi went on to score twice more before the half to lead 3-0.
In the second half, TC3 finally connected, with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) putting the Panthers on the board. But it proved to be the only time the Panthers would capitalize, and when Delhi put another one in, the final was 4-1.
The result marks the second straight year TC3’s season has ended with a playoff loss at Delhi.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team is headed to the NJCAA Region III-B semifinals after posting a 3-1 win over North Country Community College Saturday. The #3-seed Panthers will now take on #2-SUNY Delhi Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Delhi.
The quarterfinal game against North Country started with a frustrating first half for the Panthers. Playing at home against the #6-seed Saints, TC3 came painstakingly close on several chances in the opening 45 minutes, but the combination of strong play by the North Country keeper and misfires left it scoreless at the half.
The attack continued in the second half until finally breaking through with 38 minutes left on the clock. Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) played a nice cross to the front of the goal, where Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) finished the play to make it 1-0. The celebration was very short-lived, as North Country took the next possession down and scored just 18 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1. More good chances were thwarted by the North Country keeper before Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) fed Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) at the top of the box for a clear shot past the keeper to return the lead to the Panthers with 28:55 on the clock. TC3 keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) made a great save minutes later to preserve the lead before a Faberzak corner kick was headed in by Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) to make it 3-1 with 22:36 left. Kern and the defense, led by Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S/Dryden) and Lindsey Hack (Chazy H.S./Chazy), kept the slate clean the rest of the way to close out the win.
TC3 now takes on SUNY Delhi for the right to play for the Region III-B championship. The championship game will be held Saturday, October 26 at TC3.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team capped its regular season with an 8-0 win over Cayuga Community College, giving the Panthers a new school record for goals in a season. The win means TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 9-4-1 overall, 5-2 in the Region III West Division, and 4-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. TC3 now advances to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers host North Country Community College Saturday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the Region III-B tournament.
Against Cayuga, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) set the tone early, scoring two goals in the first ten minutes of the game. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) scored the first of her two goals two minutes later, heading in a ball of a corner kick from Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) to make it 3-0. Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley) converted an assist from Toni Gray (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) for a goal before Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) got a goal to make it 5-0 25 minutes into the game. Brittany Richmond (Red Creek H.S./Red Creek) finished the first half scoring with a goal, making it 6-0 heading into the break.
Kendall scored her second goal of the game just 96 seconds into the second half, and Jami Sedlacek (Livingston Manor H.S./Livingston Manor) closed the scoring with a goal off an assist from Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) minutes later to make the final 8-0. TC3 keepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) each played half of the game to secure the shutout.
TC3 now has 55 goals this season, the most ever in one season for a TC3 team. The Panthers broke the old record of 52 scored by the 1998 TC3 team.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Playing on the road against the third-ranked team in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team came up on the short end of a 5-3 final. The loss to Finger Lakes Community College drops TC3’s record to 8-4-1 overall, 4-2 in the Region III West Division, and 3-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 13-3 overall, 8-0 in the West, and 5-1 in the MSAC.
After Finger Lakes took the early lead, Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) tied the score with a goal off an assist from Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) in the 36th minute. The home team scored a late goal to take a 2-1 lead into the half. The Panthers could never catch up, despite two goals in the second half. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) and Liebowitz each netted unassisted goals, but Finger Lakes kept the lead with three second-half scores.
TC3 closes the regular season Wednesday at home against Cayuga Community College.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Eight different Panthers scored goals Wednesday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team posted its third 8-0 win of the year, this time at Corning Community College. The win improves TC3’s record to 8-3-1 overall, 4-1 in the Region III West Division, and 3-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning falls to 1-11 overall, 1-7 in the West, and 0-5 in the MSAC.
Wednesday’s scoring opened in the fourth minute of play, with Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) taking a pass from Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) and breaking through for the score. Ten minutes later Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) made it 2-0 and Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley) scored seven minutes later to make it 3-0. The fourth score came from Jami Sedlacek (Livingston Manor H.S./Livingston Manor) off an assist from Wotherspoon in the 26th minute, and Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored three minutes later off a long pass from Ciara Tallman (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to make it 5-0. The final score of the first half came in the 35th minute, by Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), making it 6-0 at the break.
In the second half Reynolds got a goal of her own, scoring off an assist from Toni Gray (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek). Hannah Foederer (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) closed out the scoring with a penalty kick with just under 14 minutes left to play.
Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) each played a half in goal, with Hilliker recording two saves.
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Saturday’s women’s soccer game between Tompkins Cortland Community College and Jamestown Community College was stopped due to thunder less than two minutes short of being an official game. The Panthers led 2-1 at the time of the stoppage, which occurred 1:56 shy of the 70 minutes needed to make a shortened game official. Ironically, the start of the game was delayed by nearly an hour due to the TC3 vs. Jamestown men’s game that preceded the women’s contest. The men’s game went into penalty kicks after two overtimes.
As a result of the stoppage, TC3, the #10-ranked team in the nation, remains 7-3-1 overall and 3-1 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown is still 5-4 overall, and 2-2 in the West Division.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team saw its four-game unbeaten streak come to an end Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to Alfred State College. The game marked the first time TC3’s soccer team has ever played against a four-year school during the regular season. The loss leaves TC3 with a record of 7-3-1 overall. Alfred State, which moved to the NCAA this year after competing as a two-year school in the past, improve to 7-2 with the win.
The games opened with the Panthers on the aggressive, pressuring the Alfred State defensive end. In the sixth minute of play, the Alfred State keeper makes a great save, coming out hard to deflect a shot by Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville). Minutes later, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had a good chance, but fired wide of the goal. Alfred State capitalized on the ensuing possession, taking the ball down the field and scoring the first goal with 27:13 left in the first half. The second score came four minutes later on a nearly identical goal from the same Alfred State player.
The Panthers finally broke through early in the second half. Just into the 56th minute of play, Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) scored off an assist from Goodrich to cut the deficit to 2-1. The goal seemed to energize the home team, but the surge over the next several minutes came up empty. The visitors scored an insurance goal with 13:09 left in the game, making the final 3-1.
TC3 returns to NJCAA play Saturday. The Panthers take to the road to play Jamestown Community College.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The second goal of the game by Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team a 3-2 overtime win over Onondaga Community College Saturday. The road win moves TC3’s overall record to 7-2-1 overall. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Region III West Division and 2-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga drops to 8-3 overall, and 3-2 both in the West Division and the MSAC.
The Panthers got on the board first, with Faberzak scoring in the 17th minute of play to give TC3 the 1-0 lead. The lead held into the halftime, but quickly disappeared after the break when Onondaga scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half. TC3’s Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the equalizer on a direct kick with 22:10 left in regulation, and when neither team could core the rest of regulation the game went to extra time.
The overtime was scoreless until the final minute when Faberzak took a ball through the defense and beat the Onondaga keeper with the winner with 15 seconds left on the clock. Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) earned the win in goal with five saves.
TC3 plays a non-region game Wednesday, hosting a four-year school, Alfred State College, at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
For the second straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team put eight goals on the board. Playing at home against Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Wednesday, the Panthers won by a final of 8-0 to improve to 6-2-1 overall and 2-1 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown-Cattaraugus drops to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the West.
Just like in Saturday’s win over Erie, the Panthers scored early and often against Jamestown-Cattaraugus. In the second minute of play, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) scored off an assist from Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) to make it 1-0. Six minutes later Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) scored the first of her three goals, finishing a pretty play that started with Kendall playing a ball to Faberzak, who touched it a moving Goodrich. Faberzak added her second goal of the game minutes later and Hannah Foederer (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) made it 4-0 with a score in the 31st minute.
The second half started the same as the first, with two quick TC3 scores, both off the foot of Goodrich. Kali Day (Dundee H.S./Tyrone) got into the scoring column with a goal in the 59th minute, and 41 seconds later Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) found the net to make it 8-0 and end the scoring.
For the second straight game, Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) split time in the goal and faced a total of one shot.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A well-balanced attack featuring goals by eight different players powered the #10-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team to an 8-0 win over Erie Community College Saturday. TC3 is now 5-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Region III West Division. Erie drops to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the West.
The game started under threatening skies, but it didn’t take long for the skies to open and produce a rain that lasted most of the game. It also didn’t take long for the TC3 offense to take charge. In the 14th minute, TC3 started the downpour of goals with a header by Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) off a corner kick by Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland). Less than a minute later, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) took the ball through the middle of defense to make it 2-0. Six minutes later Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored off an assist from Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.), and Liebowitz made it 4-0 in the final second of the half.
The second half featured goals from Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley), Faberzak, Kali Day (Dundee H.S./Tyrone), and Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Goalkeepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) split time in the goal, facing a total of one shot.
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A battle of two teams ranked in the top five in the nation lived up to its billing Tuesday, as the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team played #1 Broome Community College to a 1-1 draw. After the second overtime the game went to a shootout, with the result to be used by the postseason seeding committee. TC3 won the shootout 4-2.
Broome entered the game with a record of 5-0, having outscored their opponents by a combined score of 35-0. The Hornets showed their offensive strength early, scoring in the second minute of play. After the score, TC3 settled down and the game was evenly played until Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) worked a give-and-go with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game in the 27th minute. The game remained 1-1 into the half.
The second half started much the same way the first did, with Broome scoring just moments into the action. But this time, TC3 answered quickly. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) fed Faberzak for the score, tying the game at 2-2. Despite playing 37 more minutes of regulation and another 20 in overtime, neither team was able to break the deadlock.
TC3 keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) was strong all game, recording 10 saves and making several strong plays. That continued in the shootout, where TC3 outscored the home team 4-2. Liebowitz, Faberzak, Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) each scored in PKs for the Panthers.
TC3 hosts Erie Community College Saturday.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Despite out-shooting its opponent 12-5, the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team fell 1-0 to Genesee Community College Saturday. The first Region III loss of the season leaves TC3 with an overall record of 4-2. Genesee improves to 2-3-1.
The game’s lone goal came midway through the first half, putting TC3 behind for the first time since the second game of the year. The Panthers pressured for the equalizer the rest of the way, dominating play in the second half, but ending the game with nothing to show for it.
The Panthers travel to Broome Community College Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This game was called before halftime due to thunderstorms.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
For the fourth time this season, the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team was on the right side of a shutout score. Playing at Jefferson Community College Saturday, the Panthers won by a score of 5-0. TC3 is now 4-1 on the season.
For the second straight game, the Panthers took control early. Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) continued her hot play, scoring Saturday’s first goal unassisted. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) made it 2-0 in the first half with a goal off an assist from Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville).
The second half saw Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) come up big. She scored the first and last goals of the half, both unassisted. Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) had the middle score, with an assist from Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott).
Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) needed just two saves for her third shutout of the year.
The Panthers return home Wednesday to host Niagara County Community College (N.J.) at 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The TC3 women's soccer team posted another shutout win Sunday, blanking Sussex County Community College (N.J.) 5-0. It’s the third shutout win for the Panthers. TC3 is now 3-1 on the season. Sussex drops to 0-2.
Sunday’s result wasn’t in doubt from the opening whistle. The home team dominated play, scoring twice in the first half to take control. Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) opened the scoring on a goal off an assists from Erica Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) midway through the half, and constant pressure over the next few minutes led to an own goal to make it 2-0.
The second half saw Liebowitz take over, assisting on scores by Faberzak and Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) before capping her day and ending the scoring with a perfectly placed shot from 30 yards out, beating the keeper to the upper corner.
Liebowitz became just the third player in TC3 women’s soccer history to record multiple goals and multiple assists in the same game, finishing with two of each. Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) posted her second shutout of the weekend, needing just one save.
The Panthers return to action Saturday with a Region III game at Jefferson Community College (N.J.).
Saturday, August 31, 2013
For the second time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team has beaten a nationally-ranked opponent. Playing at home Saturday, the Panthers beat #5-ranked Holyoke Community College (Mass.) by a score of 2-0. Last week, TC3 opened the season with a win over #10-ranked Anne Arundel Community College (Md.). TC3 is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 against fellow Division III teams. Saturday’s game was the season opener for Holyoke.
The game’s first score came in the 19th minute. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) played a corner kick into the box that Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) headed into the back of the net. Seven minutes later, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) took a long pass from Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and made the score 2-0. The defense, anchored by goalie Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and sweeper Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), made the score stand.
The Panthers host Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Sunday at noon.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team finished it’s season-opening weekend trip to Maryland with a record of 1-1 after falling Sunday to Division I College of Southern Maryland. The 6-0 loss balanced with TC3’s 2-0 win Saturday over nationally-ranked Anne Arundel Community College leaves the team with a .500 record coming home.
The Panthers fell behind early to Southern Maryland, taking a 3-0 deficit into the halftime. The second half matched the same score, making the final 6-0, and sending TC3 to its first defeat of the year.
The Panthers return to Dryden for the home opener this weekend.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team opened the 2013 season in style, shutting out the #10-ranked team in the nation on its home field. Playing at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, TC3 posted a 2-0 win. It’s the second straight year the Panthers have opened the season with a shutout win, and the third time in the last four seasons.
The first goal of the year came in the 31st minute, when Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) scored off a nice give-and-go with Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.). The Panthers took the 1-0 lead into the half and made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute when Liebowitz played a high cross to Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville), who converted for the final goal.
Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) picked up the shutout in goal, recording six saves.
TC3 has its second game in Maryland Sunday, taking on Division I College of Southern Maryland.